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2010-09-08 14:29:50

Findings could aid in understanding diabetes, related conditions Using high-resolution microscopy, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have shown how insulin prompts fat cells to take in glucose in a rat model. The findings were reported in the Sept. 8 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism. By studying the surface of healthy, live fat cells in rats, researchers were able to understand the process by which cells take in glucose. Next, they plan to observe the fat cells of people...

2010-08-24 14:04:57

Research led by the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that unhealthy glucose levels in patients with diabetes can cause significantly more problems for the body than just the well-known symptoms of the disease such as kidney damage and circulation problems. The raised glucose can also form what can be described as a sugar coating that can effectively smother and block the mechanisms our bodies use to detect and fight bacterial and fungal infections. In diabetes,...

2010-08-20 14:05:24

Scientists from Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences have in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University discovered a novel molecular pathway which is activated in muscles during exercise. Skeletal muscles combust both lipids and carbohydrates during exercise. The carbohydrates consist of both glycogen stored in the muscles as well as glucose extracted from the blood. Being a major sink for glucose disposal, skeletal muscle represents an important model tissue for studying the...

2010-08-03 16:46:00

In the news release, Study on Fructose and Pancreatic Cancer Generates Premature and Potentially Misleading Conclusions, issued 03-Aug-2010 by the Corn Refiners Association over PR Newswire, the source organization should be "Corn Refiners Association" rather than "Cancer Research Alliance", as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: Study on Fructose and Pancreatic Cancer Generates Premature and Potentially Misleading Conclusions WASHINGTON,...

2010-08-03 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published in the August issue of Cancer Research (1) has resulted in several premature and potentially misleading conclusions when it comes to fructose and its effect on pancreatic tumor cells. Unfortunately, the media covering this story, and even the authors, have been too quick to extrapolate the results of laboratory research on pure fructose to real-world conditions, which is not appropriate or helpful to consumers. The main...

2010-07-26 12:58:19

Modeling the action of cellulases on cellulose to improve efficiency of sugar production Scientists are working hard to develop the tools and find the organisms to break down the complex structure of plant cellulose into its component sugars "“ the key step toward fermentation of those sugars into usable biofuel. This process needs to be simple and economically efficient before cellulosic biofuels can compete with fossil fuels for transportation energy use. As with any exploration of...

2010-07-09 13:51:17

Having discovered a dramatic increase of an easy-to-detect enzyme in the red blood cells of people with diabetes and prediabetes, Johns Hopkins scientists say the discovery could lead to a simple, routine test for detecting the subtle onset of the disease, before symptoms or complications occur and in time to reverse its course. Pilot studies, published online April 22 in Diabetes, show the enzyme O-GlcNAcase is up to two to three times higher in people with diabetes and prediabetes than in...

2010-06-24 13:00:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the recent clearance of its FreeStyle Lite® blood glucose test strips, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that it has also received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new FreeStyle blood glucose test strips. The new FreeStyle test strips minimize interference during blood glucose testing and are designed to offer a better testing experience. In a similar fashion to the...

2010-05-24 11:00:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips. The new FreeStyle Lite test strips minimize interference during blood glucose testing and are designed to offer a better testing experience. The new FreeStyle Lite test strips do not use the GDH-PQQ(1) enzyme, which can be affected by common non-glucose sugars. The new...

2010-05-24 07:19:44

Scientists some years back found ways to automate the production of DNA and proteins, making studies of these essential components of life far easier. With complex carbohydrates, it's been a different story. Until now, the construction of so-called "libraries" of carbohydrate molecules for biological study has been slow and tedious. In what may change all that, a team of scientists from the University of Georgia has created a method for the rapid chemical synthesis of complex carbohydrates,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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